The Fellowship is an award of some sorts. Well, not just any award. The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.
Of course, the award is mostly due to the Grand Theft Auto series, but also because of other Rockstar titles, like L.A. Noire, Manhunt, Bully and Red Dead Redemption. To sum the whole thing up with one word; Meh. However, Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar Games was much more excited about the whole affair. Understandably so. Housers quote below.
We have long believed in the potential for videogames to become a new form of cultural expression and worked to show that in our games, so for us accepting the BAFTA Fellowship is incredibly humbling. This honour reflects the creative vision and dedication of a huge number of people over many years, and we look forward to accepting the Fellowship on their behalf.
The British Academy Games Awards will take place on Wednesday 12 March at the Tobacco Dock, London. Also, the ceremony will be streamed live online at Twitch.tv.